By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Family events
For the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1
Placeholder Image

This week

Mothers of Preschoolers Fall/Winter Children's Consignment Sale, Gainesville. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St., Gainesville. 678-677-8066.

Community social, Gainesville. Homemade ice cream, cake and brownies. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-5164.


Sunday at the Park, Clermont. Slides, jumps, rock wall, bull ride and quad bungee. Fireworks, concert by Calling Levi, The Wauka Mountain Boys and Concord's Choir and Orchestra. Car show. 5-10 p.m. Sept. 5, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. Most activities free; $10 entry for car show. Concessions will be sold. 770-983-7272.

Boy Scout Troop 203 Chicken-Que, Gainesville. Half chicken, beans, coleslaw, bread and dessert. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11, Redwine United Methodist Church, 3285 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville. $7. 770-536-5164.

Touch a Truck, Gainesville. Kids can touch various vehicles. Vehicles needed; register by Friday. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18, City Park, 830 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-2680.


Kangaroo Conservation Center, Dawsonville. Schedule a tour to see kangaroos and other Australian animals, a butterfly garden and Aussie Walkabout hiking trail. Kangaroo Conservation Center, 222 Bailey-Waters Road, Dawsonville. For age 5 and older. $14-$28. 706-265-6100 or

"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Sautee Nacoochee Community Association History Museum, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300.

Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to p.m. Monday-Saturdays. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

Observatory and Planetarium Public Education Nights (OPPEN), Dahlonega. 7:30 p.m., Coleman Planetarium on the second floor of the Health and Natural Sciences Building at North Georgia College & State Univeresity,  Dahlonega. The hourlong show starts at 8 p.m.  At 9:30. the Observatory opens for star and
planet viewing.  OPPEN continues on every Friday night through November 19. Free. For more information e-mail  Joe Jones at